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2013-05-09 07:02:20 PM

megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).


Damn dude. Why have sex if not for pleasure?
 
2013-05-09 07:02:32 PM
I just read this and...it was like reading my biography.

/waiting for the corn
 
2013-05-09 07:03:59 PM
depression is a fark.
 
2013-05-09 07:04:12 PM

megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).


((Hugs))

I'm really sorry.

My happys are finally starting to last longer than 15 minutes at a time, and my sads are at least for identifiable reasons, but I'm still about 75% numb.

/hope it comes back for you, and plays nice when it does.
 
2013-05-09 07:04:16 PM

Dinobot: I noticed Boyfriend is not mentioned at all on this post nor the previous depression one.


Don't get your hopes up I suspect. :-) In a really weird coincidence, just a few days ago I said to myself for the first time in months "hey, what's up with Hyperbole and a Half; I haven't heard anything for a while" and checked up on it just to make sure my RSS reader hadn't missed anything. Turns out that a while after her previous post (though still admittedly a while back), there was a Reddit thread on "where's Allie?" to which she actually responded. She explicitly calls out her boyfriend (fiance, at that point) as being supportive.
 
2013-05-09 07:05:15 PM
For me it was porn not corn but cool.
 
2013-05-09 07:05:42 PM

Cubicle Jockey: MelGoesOnTour: Great story.

By the way, can someone tell me who "she" is? I guess I missed something.

Read these:
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/10/god-of-cake.html

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/11/dogs-dont-understand-b as ic-concepts.html


Also read these:

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-yo u- at-everything.html

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/09/party.html

and, my personal favorite (and origin of the "All the things!" meme):

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never- be -adult.html
 
2013-05-09 07:06:15 PM

mesmer242: That was a really accurate portrayal of depression.


It's not nearly well-known enough that depression really isn't "oh God I'm so sad now" and much closer to what that post describes. Too many people say "hey, I'm not really sad, must not be depression."

(IANAP)
 
2013-05-09 07:06:42 PM
Not a fan personally, but anything that may help people understand depression better gets my admittedly-valueless approval.
 
2013-05-09 07:08:22 PM
You know what's really good for getting through to the other side of depression? Drugs and alcohol and escapist activities and making bad decisions.
Know what totally farked up your life after you figure out how to not be depressed? Drugs and alcohol and escapist activities and making bad decisions.

Our society ain't big on second chances unless you've got a really awesome story about overcoming adversity.
 
2013-05-09 07:08:38 PM
Thanks Dino' & Cubi'!
 
2013-05-09 07:09:29 PM
As someone who is clinically depressed, that made things a little better by making me feel a lot worse.
 
2013-05-09 07:09:32 PM
I'm happy she was able to get rid of her alot of depression. May her alot of happiness stay around forever.
 
2013-05-09 07:10:32 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

Damn dude. Why have sex if not for pleasure?


Because it makes that stupid voice in the back of your head that tells you that sex (or at least an orgasm) will make you feel better shut the hell up for a little while.

/that's one reason of about 20
 
2013-05-09 07:11:08 PM

torusXL: TheOtherMisterP: I was in a decent mood until I started reading that....comic? Whatever it is. Everything about the page is just freaking creepy to me.

Well, that's what a lot of people are living through.

Are you just gonna ignore them because you feel creeped out about it?


That seems to be the usual response, I've found, yeah
 
2013-05-09 07:11:42 PM

megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).


Emotions are just roadblocks on the path to higher intelligence.

i21.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-09 07:12:03 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: As someone who is clinically depressed, that made things a little better by making me feel a lot worse.


*nods in commiseration*

/worse is a feel, and feels are good.
 
2013-05-09 07:12:19 PM

megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).


So if not for pleasure, for.... cash?

/I couldn't get into this, I didn't even make it to the depression part
//WTF are those little doodles in the headline?
 
2013-05-09 07:12:39 PM

Old enough to know better: Wow, a lot of dicks in this thread to add to my Ignore list.


Yeah I know. "Welcome to Fark."


FU dick!

heh, heh
 
2013-05-09 07:12:45 PM
I wondered where she had gone.  Nice to have her back.
 
2013-05-09 07:13:18 PM
The retarded looking dog reminded me that I am familiar with the lady's work.

Glad she found the corn in the bullshiat.
 
2013-05-09 07:14:07 PM
If you don't understand this, it's because it hasn't happened to you ... yet.
 
2013-05-09 07:14:08 PM
One part of me laughed my butt off. The other part of me is scared shiatless.

/hits wayyyyy too close to home right now. . .
 
2013-05-09 07:14:24 PM
I love you, Allie!!!  <3!!!!!
 
2013-05-09 07:14:26 PM

Shadow Blasko: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

((Hugs))

I'm really sorry.

My happys are finally starting to last longer than 15 minutes at a time, and my sads are at least for identifiable reasons, but I'm still about 75% numb.

/hope it comes back for you, and plays nice when it does.


My corn moment happened when I looked out my window, a chance glance, and I saw the most random thing ever.

A three-legged dog chasing a squirrel with no tail in circles. I kid you not, the absolute absurdity of the entire world slammed on me. I felt like my entire 4 years worth of depression and cowardly attempted suicides(Relationship went excruciatingly sour, lost job, drowning in debt, etc.) was suddenly turned into complete mirth. I couldn't help but fall down and laugh for what felt like days. My ribs hurt, my mouth hurt, and my eyes burned with sweet salty tears of laughter. To this day I don't know what happened to that dog or the squirrel, I'd like to think they made amends and went down for a drink to talk about old war wounds.

I missed Allie, and hoped she was okay. It's good to know she was and appears to be finally rebuilding her emotions.

/nobody should need a "corn" moment
//nobody
 
2013-05-09 07:14:51 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

Damn dude. Why have sex if not for pleasure?


To make your partner happy.

I haven't wanted sex...well...since I started having it at 17, really.  Not a fan.  Ended up having a LOT of shallow sex with risky partners just to try to figure out what the big deal was.  Broke some hearts along the way, and they deserved better.  All any of that did was sour my view of sex further and drive me deeper into that darkness.  Still haven't figured out why you humans dig on sex so much.

Celibate.  Married.  You're damn right my wife ain't happy with that arrangement.  So you try to take care of your partner, when you can, but man sometimes the mere thought of sex is beyond bile-inducing, it's borderline rage-inducing.  And the guilt you feel for feeling that way to begin with just makes you feel worse.
 
2013-05-09 07:16:03 PM
Holy shiat. Allie Brosh isn't dead.
 
2013-05-09 07:16:55 PM
i.imgur.com

/feeling alot of feels right now, not the least of which is happy that ALL THE FUNSIGHTFUL has returned to INTERNET! FOREVER!
//which is why I'll never be an adult, and that's just fine too.
 
2013-05-09 07:17:53 PM
I missed her alot.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-09 07:17:56 PM
The art work is existentially awesome!
 
2013-05-09 07:18:00 PM

radarlove: Celibate. Married. You're damn right my wife ain't happy with that arrangement.


Have you given her permission to see other men on the side?
 
2013-05-09 07:18:10 PM
If you understand and/or identify with this comic, you are depressed or at some time in your life have been depressed.

If you don't understand it, you're lucky.
 
2013-05-09 07:18:49 PM
I went through just what she's going through back when I was in my late teens to early 20's. I always tried to explain it to people as just feeling dead inside. You don't feel any emotions, be they positive or negative. Allie described it really well.

I'm completely back to normal now, though I can still remember that deadness quite clearly (I wish I didn't). I hope she finds normal again soon. She's a funny lady.
 
2013-05-09 07:19:48 PM
Damn, I wish I was half as good at putting mental illness into words as she is. The "dead fish" bit is the single best analogy for depression I've ever heard in all the years since I've been diagnosed.
 
2013-05-09 07:20:17 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

Damn dude. Why have sex if not for pleasure?


Because I like relationships and that is a healthy part of it. I like sex once it is happening but initiating it is something that is beyond be simply because is never occur to me. I like pleasing the other person. I don't get anything out of umm...reciprocation. Well, I can but it takes like, a half an hour and an act of Congress.
 
2013-05-09 07:21:42 PM

Shadow Blasko: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

Damn dude. Why have sex if not for pleasure?

Because it makes that stupid voice in the back of your head that tells you that sex (or at least an orgasm) will make you feel better shut the hell up for a little while.

/that's one reason of about 20


Exactly.
 
2013-05-09 07:23:27 PM

SporkQueen: Damn, I wish I was half as good at putting mental illness into words as she is. The "dead fish" bit is the single best analogy for depression I've ever heard in all the years since I've been diagnosed.


That's how I feel about employment. PTSD. Other health issues, etc.

Everyone thinks they're being helpful, but when I sit down and explain it all to them, they just sit there with the blank stare and go, "Well, good luck, then!"
 
2013-05-09 07:23:47 PM
To everyone that doesn't get it...

Just... be thankful. Remember what you've read so you can draw on that knowledge if you need it later, for yourself or for someone else... but be thankful.
 
2013-05-09 07:24:36 PM

Dinobot: Elandriel: Woo! My first green. :D

This is one of her heavier pieces but most of her other posts are absolutely hilarious. Much advised.

Honestly I don't care if she's "back" or not, just that she is okay. She disappeared fairly abruptly when she became depressed.

I noticed Boyfriend is not mentioned at all on this post nor the previous depression one.


Actually, if you go back and read today's post, there's a cameo appearance in a few panels. I noticed that Boyfriend was there almost immediately, and was glad he hadn't bolted when her depressive sh*t hit the fan.

//while never in the horrible depths she's been to, there were parts that resounded for me
/I hope she continues her recovery
///I hope she's back to stay
 
2013-05-09 07:24:48 PM

megarian: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

Damn dude. Why have sex if not for pleasure?

Because I like relationships and that is a healthy part of it. I like sex once it is happening but initiating it is something that is beyond be simply because is never occur to me. I like pleasing the other person. I don't get anything out of umm...reciprocation. Well, I can but it takes like, a half an hour and an act of Congress.


Woah. *....beyond me simply because it never occurred to me.
 
2013-05-09 07:25:46 PM
I'm looking at you, thamike.
 
2013-05-09 07:26:21 PM
No, it most likely is.
 
2013-05-09 07:27:02 PM

JRoo: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

Emotions are just roadblocks on the path to higher intelligence.


This.

/I like this
 
2013-05-09 07:27:50 PM

CruJones: megarian: Shadow Blasko: The corn isn't always good.

I'm just saying ... been there. My "corn" moment was when I realized I had completely snapped and needed professional supervision.

Corn moments are milestones... sometimes good, sometines bad. Always traumatic.

/SSRI Withdrawal syndrome sucks ASS

My "corn moment" involved a melted action figure in a Detroit FreePress mailbox.

Recently. I have a long way to go. I still can't feel sad or guilt or happy. I haven't been able to have sex for pleasure in 5 years (I'm in my late-mid-twenties, so it's a problem...haven't even dated anyone in 2 years because I don't want to mislead anyone).

So if not for pleasure, for.... cash?

/I couldn't get into this, I didn't even make it to the depression part
//WTF are those little doodles in the headline?


I couldn't make a Unicode rainbow so I settled for a heart...or close-ish to one. Allie deserves hearts. This post is very poignant and as shown by the thread a lot of people identify closely with it.
 
2013-05-09 07:28:44 PM
Damn that's some really funny corn... Not really sure if the "relentless humor" act I put up has worked now, or I've just learned to manage it mostly.
 
2013-05-09 07:29:53 PM

Shadow Blasko: To everyone that doesn't get it...

Just... be thankful. Remember what you've read so you can draw on that knowledge if you need it later, for yourself or for someone else... but be thankful.


So true, and as someone that (once again) just went threw a very bad bout with depression I'm not really sure if I'm getting a kick or not out of this.
/Meds have left me sorta numb
//Slowly reducing the dosage, now.
 
2013-05-09 07:30:20 PM

Cubicle Jockey: radarlove: Celibate. Married. You're damn right my wife ain't happy with that arrangement.

Have you given her permission to see other men on the side?


It's been discussed.  I'm not worried that it would destroy our marriage or anything like that as the wife and I met under rather unique circumstances involving another woman.  And like most severely depressed people, I'm ambivalent to pretty much everything anyhow.

But she loves me very very much, and would rather not be touched by anyone but me anymore, even if that means she gets touched very, very rarely.  And even though I feel a lot of guilt for putting her through that, I feel even more blessed to have a woman like her.  She is a truly exceptional woman, and I have known a lot of ladies.  None of them compare.
 
2013-05-09 07:31:19 PM
www.tandyonline.co.uk
 
2013-05-09 07:31:31 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-09 07:31:49 PM

Meethos: ialdabaoth: TheOtherMisterP: I was in a decent mood until I started reading that....comic? Whatever it is. Everything about the page is just freaking creepy to me.

Try living it.

We get it, you're bummed out. Get over it.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
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